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Things you need to know

Things you need to know

Prenatal vitamins during pregnancy

Prenatal vitamins during pregnancy

Prenatal vitamins are certain supplements made specifically for pregnant women. These supplements allow expecting women to consume all the necessary nutrients required by their bodies during pregnancy. 

Prenatal vitamins during pregnancy help in filling any nutritional gaps. You can start taking prenatal vitamins and minerals before conception. 

Folic acid is the most important vitamin during pregnancy. It is a type of B vitamin that lowers your baby’s risk of developing brain and spine deformities.

Choosing the best prenatal vitamins

Choosing the best prenatal vitamins

Your ideal prenatal vitamins and supplements should include the following nutrients:

Other nutrients during pregnancy

Other nutrients during pregnancy

Some other nutrients that may support your health during pregnancy include:

Dealing with side-effects

Dealing with side-effects

Some prenatal vitamins can cause mild side effects such as nausea and constipation. You should consult your obstetrician to deal with these side effects or try the following:

FAQs
FAQs

You should ideally start taking prenatal vitamins before you conceive as it reduces the risk of your fetus developing neural tube defects.

You should take only one serving of your prenatal vitamins or as recommended by your obstetrician.

You should consume nearly 350 extra calories every day.